What Causes Anxiety in Perimenopause? Anxiety during perimenopause is a very common issue. All too commonly it is treated by primary care doctors, psychiatrists and even gynecologist using SSRI medications like Zoloft or Prozac. But, alas, as I am fond of saying, these women do not have a Zoloft deficiency. It is
Mood disorders are among the most common complaints I see in my anti-aging practice. The most common symptoms are anxiety and depression. However common associated symptoms are fatigue, insomnia, difficulty concentrating and memory problems. One of the challenges I always face in treating a new patient is tackling numerous symptoms in just
I saw an interesting patient today that presented with persistent anxiety, insomnia, moodiness despite her doctor giving her increasingly higher doses of estrogen and eventually resorting to antidepressants. She had a hysterectomy 2 years prior for uterine fibroids, but was only ever put on different estrogens , but never any of the
Progesterone is a critical ovarian produced steroid hormone that plays specific roles throughout a woman’s life. For women who are premenopausal, progesterone production begins around mid-cycle, rises to a peak @ day 21 of the typical cycle, and then plummets in the absence of pregnancy, triggering a period @ 2-5 days later.
I see many patients who struggle with mood disorder. Many have dealt with it their entire life. Others say it has only bothered them in recent times. It is often associated with weight issues. Without a doubt…..hormone deficiencies can contribute to and even cause depression and anxiety. Often just balancing hormones resolves
There are two ways that your Adrenal Glands can be considered dysfunctional. They can either be overactive (Adrenal Hyper-activity) or under active (Adrenal Hypo-activity, known as Adrenal Fatigue). Adrenal Hyperactivity usually leads to Adrenal Fatigue. When you are exposed to stress, your Adrenal Glands are on high alert and work hard to
According to an article published on WorldHealth.net, yoga can help women and men decrease inflammation and in turn significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, type-II diabetes, arthritis and other inflammatory-related health challenges brought on by aging.
According to an article on NaturalNews.com, recent studies funded by the Medical College of Wisconsin and Iowa’s Maharishi University have concluded that people who use stress-reduction techniques such as breathing exercises and meditation can significantly reduce their risk of heart attack, stroke and death attributed to heart disease.
A recent study published in The British Journal of Psychiatry gives new meaning to the hackneyed expression: you are what you eat.
It seems the older we get, the more it feels as if the weight of the world rested on our shoulders. Sometimes it’s difficult to sustain momentum; we find ourselves fatigued, physically and mentally drained and depleted of every last bit of energy. It’s very important that we find healthy methods of relieving stress, instead of resorting to benzodiazepines or tranquilizers to control stress and anxiety. A recent article on ChicagoTribune.com discussed the health risks and negative side effects of using prescription drugs such as Lexapro and what natural alternatives are available to remedy stress and anxiety.
Throughout our lives, it's in our inherent nature to question our purpose in life. It's natural for us to wonder whether or not we're taking the right steps towards achieving that in which we view as success. As years fold into decades, it seems harder and harder to wash away our worries and concerns. It seems that our fears and apprehensions have precipitated into our daily lives, making it more difficult to complete day-to-day tasks. We reach a certain age where death becomes an imminent reality - our hopes become eclipsed by the shadows of mortality. We don't feel like ourselves anymore. We feel as if there's something missing in our lives, we feel incomplete. As we age, our bodies begin to change, and as our bodies change, so do our values, our goals and our idea of success. We're constantly changing who we are, improving who we are and shaping the person who we want to be.
Cortisol is a hormone that is produced by the adrenal glands in response to stress or anxiety, giving it the name “the stress hormone.” When we experience stress or anxiety, our bodies respond to these stressors by releasing cortisol into our blood stream. Cortisol is our body’s “fight or flight” response to stress. On the short term, increased levels of cortisol can help boost the body’s immune system, desensitize the body’s response to pain, increase energy levels and help maintain homeostasis.
You may be suffering from a hormone imbalance. You have some classic symptoms that may be related to estrogen dominance or an imbalance of adrenal hormones. The best way to find out is to find a qualified doctor to do an evaluation of your hormone levels with blood and saliva testing. With proper hormone balance you may be able to get off the medications which you are uncomfortable taking.
One of the most recognizable symptoms of menopause is a hot flash - a sudden, intense, hot feeling that reddens your skin as it rises from your chest to your neck. It is usually accompanied by sweating. They can last as little as a few seconds or go on for what feels like hours.
Make the commitment to "go green" and manage stress naturally on Earth Day this Wednesday, April 22nd. With the increased level of stress we are managing, it's important to take steps to protect your adrenal glands. Adrenal fatigue can set in after your adrenals have been forced to work extra hard for a long period of time. BodyLogicMD offers top 10 tips to manage stress naturally and avoid adrenal fatigue.